The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp will offer the “Identifying Key Collaborators for School Services for Military-Connected Students” webinar on March 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
OneOp, formerly the Military Families Learning Network, is a virtual professional development platform for providers who serve military families.
The webinar is free and participants can register at https://tx.ag/March29OneOp. Once registered, participants will receive an email with instructions and the link to the event. Those who cannot use the link may view the event live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/OneOp/live.
“This webinar series focuses on the skills needed by professionals working with military-connected students ages 5-22 and their families to successfully collaborate with one another, engage with families and leverage military and civilian community resources to support each family and their individual needs,” said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension military program specialist, Bryan-College Station.
This will be the first of four sessions of the Collaborative Connections series. Brauner said the webinars are open to all but are specifically designed to address the needs of school liaisons, Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support providers, special education teachers, general education teachers, auxiliary education staff and student support services professionals.
Featured speaker and working with military students topics
Kary Zarate, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of special education, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the featured speaker. Through her teaching and research, Zarate’s work centers on improving educational outcomes for students with significant emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs through personnel preparation.
The webinar will assist participants in:
- Understanding the points of contact for differing educational services.
- Defining the roles of service providers in Department of Defense schools and local civilian schools.
- Discovering the differing levels of engagement key collaborators take in students’ day-to-day experience and overall educational careers.
The course has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for those in social work, licensed professional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
Certified family life educators and board-certified patient advocates can earn 1.5 credits. For providers in Michigan, 1.5 state continuing education clock hours may be earned. The credit is pending for case managers and those certified in family and consumer sciences.
Certificates of attendance are also available for those wanting to document professional development training activities.
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